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There are 9 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Chamonix by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet Tgv

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Bus  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Chamonix 479

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Train  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet Tgv

Train via Lausanne  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Martigny Ir90 / ...

Rideshare  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 613.2 km

Drive  •  5h 43m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Chamonix 613 km

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, shuttle  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, shuttle  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, bus  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

Gare de Lyon to Chamonix by walk and train

The journey time between Gare de Lyon and Chamonix is around 8h 50m and covers a distance of around 587 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 34m. Operated by TGV inOui, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and SNCF, the Gare de Lyon to Chamonix service departs from Gare de Lyon and arrives in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 50m
Layover time:
3h
Total time:
8h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 34m
Journey distance:
587 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€102
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:34
Last service departs at:
17:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Chamonix walk and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Chamonix is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Chamonix is to fly and shuttle which costs €55 - €190 and takes 5h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Chamonix. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Chamonix is 469 km. The road distance is 613 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Chamonix without a car is to train via St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet which takes 6h 10m and costs €90 - €140.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Gare de Lyon to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Gare de Lyon to Chamonix train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Chamonix is to train via St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet which takes 6h 10m and costs €90 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 469.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Chamonix, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet 3 times a week. Tickets cost €90 - €120 and the journey takes 4h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Chamonix 5 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 55m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€130 - €230
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Martigny
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€7
Website
cham-transfers.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€39
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Gare de Lyon to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chamonix station.

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Gare de Lyon to Chamonix train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Chamonix is 613 km. It takes approximately 5h 43m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Chamonix.

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Swiss and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 280+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Gare de Lyon and Chamonix. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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